Golden Door Poster

Release Date: May 25th, 2007

DVD Release Date: January 8th, 2008

PG-13|1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary
Salvatore (Vincenzo Amato), a Sicilian villager, decides to leave his homeland and emigrate to America with his two sons, Angelo (Francesco Casisa) and Pietro (Filippo Pucillo). They and their fellow travelers (Charlotte Gainsbourg, Federica de Cola) face a challenging journey to what they believe is a land of milk and honey.

Cast: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Vincenzo Amato, Aurora Quattrocchi, Francesco Casisa, Filippo Pucillo, Federica de Cola, Isabella Ragonese, Filippo Luna

Director: Emanuele Crialese

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Rai Cinema, Arte France Cinema

Distributors: Miramax Films

Keywords: Mother, Quest, Moving, New York City, Son, Passionate, Dark, Love, Survival

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  • The Golden Door feels, at points, like a silent film - a silent film with CinemaScope vistas and dazzling, saturated color. show more

  • After countless films in which immigration plays a central role -- one of the earliest was Charlie Chaplin's 1917 silent classic "The Immigrant" while one of the best, Jan Troell's "The Emigrants," has never migrated to DVD -- you'd think the canon was essentially complete. Yet this visionary work adds to it by combining harsh realities with magic-realist fantasies. show more

  • It's so hypnotically breathtaking, you don't realize you're not breathing. By the final shot, you don't realize you're crying either, but there go the tears. show more

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